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Lateral Load Analysis of the Academy Towers Building, Honolulu, Hawaii

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Title: Lateral Load Analysis of the Academy Towers Building, Honolulu, Hawaii
Authors: Lum, Peter
Issue Date: 15 Jan 2014
Publisher: University of Hawaii at Manoa
Abstract: The Academy Towers Building is a relatively new condominium located at the corner of Ward Avenue and Green Street in Honolulu, Hawaii. It is a twenty-seven (27) story building consisting of two dwelling units per floor. A lateral load analysis of this structure is the basis of this investigation. Forces, reactions and displacements of important joints and members of each floor are computed for both wind and earthquake loadings. Wind loads and earthquake loads are computed according to the 1973 Uniform Building Code, Part VI, Chapter 23, on general design requirements. A unique structural feature of this building is the extremely stiff beams located on the roof which affect the response of lateral loadings significantly in this study. It is concluded that the stiffness of the shear walls and the stiff beams on the roof are dominant factors in resisting lateral deformations to wind and earthquake loads.
Pages/Duration: vi, 64 pages
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